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Seten shares about the differences between computer CPUs and server CPUs

Date:November 27th,2023 View:129
With the arrival of the era of big data and cloud computing, servers are carrying more heavy network work. A server is a high-performance computer, and its hardware composition is indistinguishable from that of a PC. Both have CPUs, memory, and hard drives, but the difference is that the server uses more technology and capacity on these hardware to meet its application needs< Br/>


CPU: Left represents server Xeon, right represents PC Core



Whether it is a PC or a server, its performance is directly related to the CPU, and the performance of the CPU is mainly reflected in the speed of running programs. The indicators that affect running speed mainly include several parameters such as CPU frequency, cache, process technology, and instruction system. Usually, the higher the main frequency, the faster the CPU processes data, the more intensive the manufacturing process, and the lower the CPU power consumption< Br/>


In the PC market, AMD can still compete with Intel. Intel has the Core i series and AMD has the Ryzen series, both of which can be divided into high, medium, and low grades. Consumers can flexibly choose according to their needs< Br/>


In the server market, Intel is the absolute dominant player, occupying over 90% of the server CPU market share, and AMD has almost no defense. For the server market, Intel has launched the Xeon series processors, which have better performance, stability, and security compared to the PC's Core i series. Now, Intel has shifted its focus to the Xeon processor expandable family, named after four levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. The Xeon E3, 5, and 7 series are also about to exit the historical stage< Br/>


After talking so much about Intel and AMD, let's go back to PC and server CPUs. So, what are the differences between servers and PCCPUs? Due to scenario requirements, the CPU performance of servers far exceeds that of PCs, which can be reflected in three aspects: stability, CPU quantity, and cache< Br/>


1. Compared to PCCPU, server CPU has better stability. Normally, the CPU of a PC is designed to operate continuously for 3x24 hours, and when not in use, the PC is usually in a shutdown state. The server, on the other hand, operates 365 days a year without rest, which also requires the matching CPU to be able to work continuously for long periods of time< Br/>


2. The server can support multiple CPUs. A PC can only install one CPU, but a server can use two, four, or even eight CPUs. We often hear that a few servers represent several CPUs< Br/>


3. The server CPU provides a three-level cache. CPU is usually represented by L for cache level. L1 has a small cache capacity, L2 is large, and L3 level cache is mainly a characteristic of server CPU or workstation level CPU. The size of L2 and L3 cache is also one of the main differences between CPU models in a specific series, and the size of their cache capacity directly affects the performance of the CPU< Br/>


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